Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge
1 of 45 portraits of Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge
by Sir George Reid
oil on canvas, circa 1907
29 in. x 22 in. (737 mm x 559 mm)
Given by the sitter's children and grandchildren, 1955
Artistback to top
- Sir George Reid (1841-1913), Portrait and landscape painter. Artist associated with 15 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Hackmann, W.D., Apples and Atoms: Portraits of Scientists from Newton to Rutherford, 1986, p. 66
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 386
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 38, 177 Read entry
Carved and gilt pine, mitred with triangular corner blocks; the frame made of two sections, one for the top edge complete with compo egg-and-dart back edge and carved ribbon-and-stick, the other for the scoop and sight edge with oil gilt tongue-and-leaf planted in the highly burnished scoop which is water gilt on a dark bole. 6 inches wide including original slip.
This frame is finished to a high standard with burnished gold in the hollow and may perhaps have been made by the Edinburgh firm, Aitken Dort, whose label occurs on the almost identical frame of Lord Kinross (Scottish National Portrait Gallery). For Reid's taste in framing, see NPG 4990.
Events of 1907back to top
Current affairsRobert Baden Powell, a former lieutenant-general in the British Army, forms the Boy Scout Movement after holding a camp on Brownsea Island for a group of twenty-two boys of mixed social background. Baden Powell was inspired after finding that his 1903 military training manual Aids to Scouting had become a bestseller, and was being used by teachers and youth workers. The Scout movement has become a Worldwide phenomenon, with over 38 million members in 216 countries.
Art and scienceThe poet, author and critic Edmund Gosse publishes his autobiography Father and Son, an account of his relationship with his devout Christian father, the zoologist Phillip Gosse. Edmund's detailing of his loss of faith is a reflection on the Victorian age itself.
Anna Pavlova first dances The Dying Swan, choreographed by Michel Fokine to music by Camille Saint-Saens, at a charity performance.
InternationalAmerica is gripped by a financial crisis as a collapse of trust companies causes panic amongst shareholders.
Aged twenty, the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century architecture, designs his first house at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.